Cybersecurity Architect Track (SDNS03)
Our program provides a clear roadmap to establish yourself as a leader in cybersecurity. Cutting edge career opportunities are waiting for you now!

Course Information

Start Date: Program launches Fall 2022

Format: Online

Times: TBA

Cost: $22,750

Material fees and subscriptions: $150/month for duration of enrolment

The Cybersecurity Architect track (SDNS03) focuses on building, maintaining, and developing cyber networks. The track emphasizes network architecture, and developing operational plans if disaster strikes and networks are compromised. The focus is on the skills needed to defend against hacking. The track encompasses both theoretical and practical learning as part of the 650 hours in course curriculum.

The Cybersecurity Architect track (SDNS03) provides the knowledge and practice needed to demonstrate the skills for a professional-level career in cyber security operations. Participants gain the knowledge and build the skills required as a cybersecurity architect. Candidates are prepared through program materials and exercises and supported with exam preparation specific to writing the industry certification exam for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) through International Information System Security Certification Consortium, commonly recognized as (ISC)².

Cybersecurity Architect Curriculum

The path to Cyber Security Architect certification requires successful completion of the 650-hour curriculum that includes each of the following courses:

  • Prep for a Cyber Career (20 hours)
  • Essentials of Linux (70 hours)
  • Python Coding Essentials (75 hours)
  • IT Essentials (55 hours)
  • Fundamentals of Cyber (60 hours)
  • Applied Organizational Behavior (40 hours)
  • Cyber Ops Associate (70 hours)
  • Pen Test and Security Reporting (60 hours)
  • Ethical Hacking (60 hours)
  • Cloud Computing and Security Management (60 hours)
  • CISSP Capstone (80 hours)
Cybersecurity Architect Jobs

SDNS03 is specialized for employment as Cyber Security Network Architects. It will develop your (1) industry connections, (2) soft skills, and (3) resume and LinkedIn profile. You will be 100% job ready.

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Who Should Attend

Each of the three tracks in the Software Development and Network Security Program (SDNSP) is designed to provide the requisite knowledge, skills, and developmental experiences for anyone interested in breaking into this lucrative career opportunity. The Program prepares candidates to succeed on highly-valued, globally-recognized industry standard certifications. The program supports successful candidates in job search and placement with premier global organizations looking to strengthen their software development and cyber-security talent.

Digital Badge and Certificate

Upon successful completion, in addition to being prepared to complete the (ISC)² certification exam, participants receive a USC Marshall Certificate of Completion, as well as a set of skill-specific digital badges in recognition of the applied knowledge and skills obtained through this program.
TIME REQUIREMENTS
650 Hours of Course Content. Approximately 20-24 hours per week for eight (8) months
Additional Dates
TBA
COURSE DISCLAIMER
Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Course dates, professors, and/or delivery systems are subject to change. Every effort will be made to notify you by email in advance if there are any changes. This course requires a minimum number of registrants to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

Teaching Methods

Each of the three tracks is delivered virtually through expertly sourced and vetted content. This provides a candidate significant autonomy in selecting their own pace of development. A strong and committed candidate can complete their selected track and sit for the desired certification exam within eight months at the rate of 20-24 hours of work per week.
Educational counseling services are available throughout to assist the motivated candidate to structure and organize their time to completion.

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